Archives for category: Public Square

Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission

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This week the Bush Center, along with the Acton Institute, hosts the “Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission” conference. The meeting addresses three important subjects: 1) a biblical approach to a free market economy; 2) a practical approach for Christians to do workplace ministry; and 3) developing a missiological strategy … Read More »

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On Russell Moore, Evangelicals, and Political Engagement

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The sharp-sighted cultural commentator Russell Moore strikes again. In “Evangelical Retreat?”, published in the December edition of First Things, he responds to the concern that younger Evangelicals’ drift away from conservative political activism is underlain by closet liberalism, political disinterest, or perhaps some other infelicity.[1] His answer, which I think … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: On Poverty Alleviation and Faith-Based Initiatives

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In the 2013 issue of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Keri Day tackles an important question about the efficacy and propriety of Faith-Based Initiatives in the United States.[1] Faith-Based Initiatives are, by definition, government sponsored programs that provide resources to religious organizations for the express purpose of … Read More »

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On Russell Moore and Convictional Kindness in the Public Square

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The wickedly keen theologian and ethicist Russell D. Moore will arrive on SEBTS’ campus December 3 in order to preach in chapel, speak to the faculty, and serve on a panel for the general public that evening. In preparation for his visit, I’ve had opportunity to re-read his inaugural address … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: To Examine or Not to Examine, That is the Question

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I am left uncompelled. In a recent article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stacey Patton reports that an increasing number of graduate students and professors wish to get rid of comprehensive examinations as a requirement for completing graduate school.[1] Traditionally, faculty and students have considered “comps” essential to a … Read More »

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SEBTS Faculty and Students at Evangelical Theological Society (Updated)

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If you are planning to attend the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society this year in Baltimore, MD, we hope that you will take the opportunity to stop by some of the sessions that are featuring SEBTS professors, students, and adjunctive faculty. We are pleased to have 13 faculty … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

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Well now. Here is a politically incorrect take on pedagogy. In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Lipman argues that there are more than a few clues that tough teachers get better results than softies.[1] She begins by reminiscing about her high school music teacher who, apparently, … Read More »

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Race: Is There an Issue?

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Southeastern recently posted the video from a discussion panel I was involved with last November. This series of blog posts on racial diversity was largely borne out of that panel.

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WHY CHURCH LEADERS NEED TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION

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I admit my bias here. I am a seminary dean and professor, and I believe in education. Students help to pay my salary. They have become my friends, my mentees, my children in the faith. Graduates make me proud. My reason for writing this blog, though, goes beyond these thoughts. … Read More »

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Why Morality Belongs in the Public Square

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“While he is remembered primarily for his difficult political decisions which kept the Union intact, the more we study them, the more we realize that all of them were reached at a level far deeper than that of politics. Underlying all particular decisions was a moral revulsion against human slavery … Read More »

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